Ok, I realize it is not cold outside. I KNOW, it’s still summer! I am with you on this, trust me. But I was suddenly struck with a craving for hot chocolate and I was not about to wait for the dreaded winter that I still refuse to believe is just around the corner. This stuff is rich, creamy and chock full of antioxidants. You won’t even miss the dairy.
Made with zucchini spiral “pasta”, sautéed asparagus and creamy avocado this this healthy dose of green vegetables is balanced by rich coconut milk, fragrant toasted walnuts and cooked lentils creating a vibrant and satisfying meal.
Crisp, satisfying and not too sweet, this granola is an excellent use for leftover almond (or other nut) pulp. The addition of oats and coconut give it substance and balance the chocolate and cherry flavors nicely. This granola smells amazing as it bakes and works especially well over yogurt, as well as over oatmeal or just eaten out of hand as a snack.
Trust me your coffee will love this. I am not a milk drinker, but I love this milk. Sarah IS a milk drinker (she lives on the stuff) and SHE loves it. You will love it too… Try it once and you’ll never go back to half and half again!
With a spicy and substantial filling, balanced by fresh veggies and rich cashew sour cream, these wraps can be filled with any combination of toppings you like. I refrain from referring the the lentil-walnut filling as ‘meat’. These wraps don’t need to pretend to have meat to be inviting, they are amazing in their own right! Skip the cheese to keep them vegan and lactose free.
Spicy and rich, this is the ultimate in meat-free comfort food. In fact, this dish was so tasty and filling that Dave didn’t even want any of the leftover grilled chicken breast that I offered to appease my ‘meatitarian’. Don’t skip the Harissa paste, it really makes the dish an explosion of flavor!
Spaghetti without the spaghetti! A quick and light way to serve the zucchini that is in abundance right now. The sauce is bright and fresh and pairs well with the zucchini “pasta”.
Easy enough for everyday use, this milk is my new favorite ‘creamer’ to drink in my coffee. It’s so good and so easy, I have pretty much stopped using half and half altogether. Now I am on a mission to figure out what to do with the leftover pulp (a common theme I am finding out).
Kale is good for you! A superfood! If you eat it you’ll never get sick, or old, or… er… Nevermind, it’s good for you! Eat it! You’ll want to because this recipe tastes amazing. In fact, it’s my favorite way to eat kale.
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar, or raw sugar
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha
- 1/2 medium white onion, minced fine
- 4-6 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Stir first 7 ingredients together in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 20-30 minutes or until onion is translucent and sauce is thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside until ready to use.
- Brush over chicken, seafood or veggies prior to grilling.
- This was really great on grilled shrimp; I made the full recipe for 48 shrimp and had about half the recipe left over.
- This is also really great on grilled corn.
- You will want to spray the grill with non-stick spray prior to grilling as the sugar will make the food stick a bit.
- I used ginger paste, which I found in the organic section of my grocery store rather than fresh.
- It takes quite awhile to cook down so start it well before you start anything else.